Coloring in the Snow

A New York Love Affair :: Snow Day

Today’s photo shoot perfectly captures my feelings about winter and fresh snow – fun for a few minutes and then I’m really over it. By now I’ve worn my knit beanies to death, and my blanket scarves arguably more. My oversized sweaters have been on a consistent weekly rotation since Thanksgiving and my coats are starting to bore me. In 16 days I’m going to be on a beach in Florida and that’s the only thing keeping me going…

A New York Love Affair :: Snow Day

Coat: Zara (similar) | Scarf: Aerie (on sale!) | Hat: Joe Fresh (on sale!) | Jeans: Rag & Bone | Boots: Hunter | Ring: Shabby Apple c/o (love this) | Lips: L’Oreal “True Red

A New York Love Affair :: Snow Day

So how do I fight this late stage seasonal depression? The only way I know how … repeated doses of bold colors. When the temptation to wear black and grey (and more black) rears its ugly head, try being defiant and dabbling in next season’s brights … like red, which was huge on the red carpet, or pastels which were a focus on the runway at Fashion Week. A little bit of color can go a long way.

A New York Love Affair :: Snow Day

Step up your accessories game while your at it too. Big blanket scarves and oversized coats may cover up your neck and wrists, but that still leaves room for a fabulous statement ring or some playful earrings.

In winter, I also find myself loading on the bold lip colors. Its an easy way to brighten up your pale face (oh heyyyy, speak for yourself Elena) and inject some life into your look.

A New York Love Affair :: Snow Day

A New York Love Affair :: Snow Day

A New York Love Affair :: Snow Day

A New York Love Affair :: Snow Day

And last but not least, have a little fun for now. Play in the snow. Spring is right around the corner, and you’ll be complaining about April showers soon enough.

xoxoelenamichelle-200

10 Comments

  • Reply February 25, 2015

    Nidhi

    Your bold colors stand out so nicely in the stark snow, its gorgeous! If I lived in a super cold area, I would also compensate by adding tons of brights to my outfits!
    Nidhi
    An Unblurred Lady

    • Reply March 1, 2015

      Elena Michelle

      It’s a (nearly) fool-proof plan for battling the winter!!! Totally agree :-)

  • Reply February 25, 2015

    Hayley Larue

    I have that blanket scarf! It’s seriously my favorite thing ever! So jealous you actually get to use it right now!! Definitely not cold enough where I am :(

    StyledByBlondie.com

    • Reply March 1, 2015

      Elena Michelle

      welllllllllll, don’t be too jealous! I’ve been wearing them for about 2 months too long!!

  • Reply February 25, 2015

    Lisa

    Love your bright approach to this long winter season. I am so over the cold but we have a ways to go here in MN. I really miss NY…born and raised there. Hope spring comes soon for you!

    • Reply March 1, 2015

      Elena Michelle

      Thanks Lisa!! I do what I can to stay positive during all this cold. I’m SURE you have a long way to go in MN. I used to live in WI and totally understand….!

  • Reply February 26, 2015

    Eleni McMullin

    Your blog is gorgeous girl!

    Eleni
    http://www.conveythemoment.com

  • Reply March 2, 2015

    Randi

    I have a bright red coat that I love wearing when I just get sick of the dreary weather, so I’m glad that you’re on the same page. :) Lovely look!
    Randi with an i

  • Reply March 13, 2015

    Brenda

    Could you BE any CUTER!? :) Oh my gosh, I need this whole outfit!

    Brenda

    http://www.alaplagestyle.com

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